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Senator Graham votes to end government shutdown

Senator Graham votes to end government shutdown

Lawmakers are scrambling to find a compromise on the budget, immigration and President Trump's border wall. "And the president has said from the beginning, this has got to be bipartisan, and unless it involves the House as well as the Senate, it's going to go down as a bill that is not going to pass into law". "But more to the point, it did not include all of the senators that have been involved in all of the discussions about DACA and certainly did not involve the House".

Still, Speaker Paul Ryan has promised House Republicans that they will not be bound by any arrangement reached in the Senate on immigration to reopen the government, House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows and Representative Doug Collins of Georgia said on Sunday.

"We're not going to end family immigration for [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program] DACA".

"It's the opposite of what I campaigned for", Trump said.

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SC lawmakers are responding after a Senate vote against a short-term spending bill forced a government shutdown at 12:01 a.m. Saturday.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday reiterated that without an affirmative endorsement from Trump, a bill would not move for a vote. "It does not take the needed steps to fix our porous border and it fails to empower law enforcement to apprehend and remove risky criminals who are here illegally". "I enjoyed working with my colleagues - on both sides of the aisle - as we searched for breakthroughs that would not only keep the government running, but ultimately make it work for the American people".

"This will guarantee the Border Security/DACA issue will be brought forward with an open amendment process for resolution no later than February 8th".

"We expect that a bipartisan bill on DACA will receive fair consideration and an up or down vote on the floor", Schumer said, referring to the immigration measure. Democrat Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota said the vote might be delayed if senators need more time, but Republican John Cornyn of Texas, the Senate's No. 2 Republican, said the noon vote was still on.